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Setton International Foods, Inc. Issues Precautionary Nationwide Voluntary Recall on Several Lots of Pistachio Kernel Products Because of Possible Health Risk

 

Contact:
Bob Fauteux
(203) 938-3800

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Commack, NY (April 3, 2009) – Setton International Foods, Inc., as a precautionary measure, is voluntarily recalling several of its roasted shelled pistachio nut products listed below that contain pistachios manufactured by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc.

On March 30, 2009, Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. announced that it was voluntarily recalling specific lots of bulk roasted shelled and bulk roasted in shell pistachios due to potential contamination with the Salmonella organism. The products subject to this voluntary recall were purchased from Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. This voluntary recall is not in any way related to the recent recalls associated with peanuts or peanut butter. This voluntary recall is not in any way related to any inspection conducted by New York State or the United States Food and Drug Administration.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The following bulk items were distributed to the following states: WI, IL, NY, CT, UT, MN, NJ, VT, FL, MA, PA, CA, MI, NV, MO, TX, MD, OH & Canada.

Product ID

Brand

Product

Lot Code

260

Setton Farms

Dark Chocolate Pistachios 15 lbs.

PA39768-PA39841

758

Setton Farms

Deluxe Mixed Nuts Roasted/Salted 20 lbs.

BK39757-BK39809

759

Setton Farms

Deluxe Mixed Nuts Roasted/Unsalted 20 lbs.

BK39763-BK39812

910

Setton Farms

Pistachio Whole Kernels R/S 25 lbs.

FMO#2738 W/M, 2898 W/M, 3398 W/M,0208 W/M

911

Setton Farms

Pistachio Whole Kernels R/U 25 lbs.

FMO# 2738 W/M, 3398 W/M, 0208 W/M

1511

Setton Farms

Deluxe Mixed Nuts w/Peanuts R/S 20 lbs.

BK39755-BK39772

2715

Setton Farms

Dark Chocolate Pistachios (Passover) 15 lbs.

PA39847-PA39892


 

The following packaged items were distributed to the following states: WI, NY, MA, MD, FL, NJ, RI, IL, LA, PA, MN, OH, MI, CT, DE, CO, TX, Canada & Panama.

Product
ID

Brand

Product

UPC

Lot Code

Exp. Date

1507

Corrado’s

Mixed Nuts Roasted/Salted 12X14 oz.

021005008792

T139773

11/19/09-11/20/09

2518

Corrado’s

Pistachios Shelled Roasted/Salted 12X10 oz.

021005010894

OR39843

1/22/10-1/29/10

2519

Corrado’s

Pistachios Shelled Roasted/Unsalted 12X10 oz.

021005010900

OR39843

1/22/10-1/29/10

2860

Setton Farms

"Certified Delicious" Dark Chocolate Pistachios 12X12 oz.

034325028609

OR39778-OR39870, & T239785

11/25/09-2/24/10

288

Setton Farms

Dark Chocolate Pistachios (Passover) 12X12 oz.

034325076723

T139847-T239891

1/2/10-3/18/10

750

Setton Farms

Super Fancy Mixed Nuts Roasted/Salted 12X16 oz.

034325009233

OR39756-OR39766, & T139800

10/8/09-12/17/09

748

Setton Farms

Super Fancy Mixed Nuts Roasted/Salted 12X9 oz.

034325009172

T139773 & T239806

11/21/09-12/24/09

755

Setton Farms

Super Fancy Mixed Nuts Roasted/Unsalted 12X16 oz.

034325009240

T139777-T239804, & SA39764

11/12/09-12/22/09

754

Setton Farms

Super Fancy Mixed Nuts Roasted/Unsalted 12X9 oz.

034325009202

T139786 & T139806

12/4/09-12/24/09

3287

Setton Farms

Nature’s Perfect Snack Mixed Nuts Roasted/Salted 12X16 oz.

034325078628

T339758 & T239771

11/3/09-11/19/09

3605

Setton Farms

Nature’s Perfect Snack Roasted/Salted Shelled Pistachios 12X9 oz.

034325036055

OR39766-OR39840, & T339857, & T239872

11/13/09-2/26/10

861

Setton Farms

Pistachios Shelled Roasted/Salted 12X10 oz.

034325010994

T139794 & T139874

12/11/09-2/23/10

 

There have been no confirmed cases of salmonellosis in connection with these products. No other Setton International products including in shell pistachios and those containing pistachios are affected by this recall.

Setton International Foods, Inc. is initiating recall notices to our accounts who received any of the above recalled products with instructions for returning or destroying the recalled products and for notifying their customers of the recall.

Consumers should not consume these products and should return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (888) 228-5719, Monday through Friday 8 am to ­5 pm EDT.

 

 

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